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Super-chic or eco-cool, here are perfect destinations for all your family holidays

Posted: 18 October 2007
by Sue Bryant

Perfect for Perfect for...local culture
Get to know the locals on the lovely Caribbean island of Grenada. Families staying at the Maca Bana Villas can try an ocean kayaking adventure, make jewellery or weave baskets while listening to local folk tales on the beach, or take part in an organised hike into the Grand Etang rainforest. Maca Bana comprises seven villas in lush tropical gardens with hot tubs, yoga, t’ai chi and cookery.

Tel: 01373 814214 or visit

Perfect for Perfect for...island luxury
Luxury villa specialist Coastline has launched online grocery shopping in Corsica, Ibiza and Mallorca. Guests can select their goods on Coastline’s website so that all shopping is unpacked and waiting in the villa cupboards when guests arrive, allowing them to sit back and unwind.

Tel: 0844 557 1020 or visit

Perfect for Perfect for...a luxury break
Reid’s Palace in Madeira reopens this month after extensive refurbishment, with lots of family-friendly facilities, including children’s bathrobes, baby Bvlgari products and teddy bears. The Fun at Reid’s kids’ club has a children’s pool, playground and a Wendy house. There are children’s menus, too, with child minding until 9pm so parents can enjoy a romantic dinner.

For more information, visit

Perfect for Perfect for...imaginative activities
The Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi at Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand has introduced some fantastic children’s activities including adopting an elephant for a day and learning about Thai boxing and yoga. There’s also an opportunity to go on a night safari for families into the jungle and join a hands-on cooking class with the executive chef.

Tel: 0066 53 888 888, ext 8827,

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